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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 12:01 pm

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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 12:28 pm

Beware of super hot potatoes!
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 1:11 pm

;-(
I think they’re a little too harsh and purist about this. “You can only burn wood from gravenstein apple trees harvested in the light of a full moon, etc.”

I think the stove would be a perfectly fine place to bake apples or potatoes, although I wouldn’t do it while burning at 800+ degrees. If you let the fire burn down to mostly embers, and maybe a little live flame away from where your baked goods lie, it should be fine.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 1:51 pm

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I think they’re a little too harsh and purist about this. “You can only burn wood from gravenstein apple trees harvested in the light of a full moon, etc.”

I think the stove would be a perfectly fine place to bake apples or potatoes, although I wouldn’t do it while burning at 800+ degrees. If you let the fire burn down to mostly embers, and maybe a little live flame away from where your baked goods lie, it should be fine.
Well, you folks can figure it out.  You are pretty bright around here, even if not always top marks for common sense. : )

I am going hiking in mist and light rain this morning, then have to buckle down and get some work done.

Have a good week and maybe back on the weekend! 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 3:53 pm

Well, you folks can figure it out.  You are pretty bright around here, even if not always top marks for common sense. : )

Well, I'm not so sure! More heat than light, what?

Another issue is the casing (iron or pietra ollare (or soapstone)) that retains the heat. Otherwise, it's pointless.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 4:34 pm

Just one more thing: what do you do with the ashes?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 6:52 pm

Stove-baked potatoes for lunch tomorrow then :-D
I'm using the ashes on the porch and walkways to cover the ice. I guess I will use the excess as fertiliser.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 7:42 pm

We had the first snow here today. On Sunday the weather was nice so I decided to go for a short walk - general direction: uphill. I ended up on the top marked in the photo. What I found there was the marzipan lake! (I quacked in delight!) The general direction downhill turned out to be more problematic. At some point I joined a track with ladders and tapes. The problem was the tapes were stretched over rocks completely covered in ice. To overcome them I climbed up a bit over the icy walls and next slided down, belly side to the ice, to the opposite side.
BTW, I find deer marks on the porch every morning - still waiting for the fridge delivery and storing my veggies outside in the meantime.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 8:18 pm

Stove-baked potatoes for lunch tomorrow then :-D
I'm using the ashes on the porch and walkways to cover the ice. I guess I will use the excess as fertiliser.
Bah, what about your skis?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 30th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Stove-baked potatoes for lunch tomorrow then :-D
I'm using the ashes on the porch and walkways to cover the ice. I guess I will use the excess as fertiliser.
Bah, what about your skis?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 1st, 2020, 1:06 am

Can owls interfer with wi-fi signals? The internet stopped working a while ago, so I went out to check the antenna. There was an owl sitting on it.
I'm reading that mice can: "Wireless devices such as headsets, keyboards, and mice can interfere with the Wi-Fi signals." - Oh! So a mice sat on my antenna and interfered with the signal, but then the owl came... and fixed it.
 
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December 1st, 2020, 1:30 pm

Are you sure it's not a bug

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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 2nd, 2020, 12:21 pm

Is it time to ban the use of all solid fuels to heat our homes?
https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/1201 ... n-ireland/

do you burn smoky Polish coal?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2020, 3:46 am

Hvilke langrennski skal jeg kjøpe?!
I'm getting a bit lost in selection. I want to ski mostly across the forests and roads with unbeaten snow. There's one unused road (2 cars a day) cleaned by a snowplough, which I could use for faster rides as well.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2020, 12:21 pm

just cut a tree and make ski, if beginner some hints here:

old way (easy enough, few hours work, free, environmental friendly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5_A_ZF4tWo

modern way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Vx2l6V3Fk
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